CJ 496 - Issues in Crime and Justice


Fall Syllabus

Spring Syllabus

Term Paper Guidelines

Link to the State of the Agency Lecture Series

Section 1 Reading Materials (Crime, Deviance and Justice):
Crime, Deviance and Justice lecture powerpoint

"Justice, and the Justice Network"

"Liberty vs Order"


"Justice," Wikipedia

Enhancing the Impact of Criminology on the Global Stage

"Night of the Long Knives," Wikipedia

"Why are there so many Black People in Prison," by Harriot

Soiling of Old Glory, photo by Stanley Forman

Investigation of the Ferguson (Missouri) Police Department, U.S. Department of Justice

"The Model Minority Trap," by Nguyen

Paper #1 dynamics

Section 2 Reading Materials (Genocide):
Genocide lecture outline

Genocide lecture powerpoint

Holocaust lecture powerpoint

Yezidi Genocide powerpoint

Genocides since 1945

The Ten Stages of Genocide, by Stanton

"The Root of All Cruelty?" by Bloom

The Secret War Crime (Genocide by Rape), by Baker

Article examining the aftermath of the Yezidi genocide, by Dozier

Court Hears Khmer Rouge Slit Prisoner Throats, Ate Organs,  AFP Press

Pol Pot interview

Desperate Journey:  The Rohingya Flee Myanmar, by Frayer

"Living in a Nowhere Land" (article about the Rohingya), by Solomon

"The Rape of Nanjing and the Heroism of Minnie Vautrin," by Holtz

Painting of the Rape of Nanjing, from the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall and Museum

Photo of 23 Year-old Joseph Stalin

Photo of 33 Year-old Mao Zedong

Dachau: The Medical Experiments, by Blaha

Birkenau Extermination Camp, by Bendel

Auschwitz: The Gas Chamber, by Litwinska

Holocaust Testimony

Lt. Erwin Bingel's account of the massacres in Uman and Vinnitsa

The Last Jew in Vinnitsa, 1941

Execution of Jews in Kiev

Masha Bruskina (age 17), Volodia Shcherbatsevich (age 16), and WWI veteran Kirill Truss being lead to the gallows

Masha Bruskina (age 17) and Volodia Shcherbatsevich (age 16), October 26, 1941

Bielski Brothers paper, by DeVries

Photo of Warsaw after the Warsaw Uprising

Photo of the plaque in Warsaw identifying the site where 102 Polish men were executed by the Nazi's on 1/28/44

Photo of the plaque in Warsaw identifying the site where 50 Polish men were executed by the Nazi's on 9/2/44

Photo of Reinhardt Heydrich (taken in 1942)

Photo of the Schoner, Halmo

Genocide Perpetrators:  Why Do We Do It? (thoughts on student papers)

Synanon, drawn from Ofshe

Link to a documentary on genocide, "Worse Than War"

Link to the movie, "The Act of Killing"

Link to the movie, "Hotel Rwanda"

Link to the movie, "Blood Diamond"

Link to the movie, "The Killing Fields"

Link to the documentary, "Nanking"

Link to the documentary, "Rape of Nanking"

Link to a documentary on the Armenian Genocide

Link to a documentary on the Rohingya Genocide

Link to a documentary on the Holocaust, "The World at War - Genocide"

Link to the movie, "Miracle at Midnight"

Link to the movie, "Wallenberg:  A Hero's Story"

Link to the movie, "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler"

Link to the documentary, "Warsaw Uprising"

Link to the documentary, "The Most Destroyed City in the World:  Warsaw in Ruins 1944"

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Section 3 Reading Materials (International Law):
International Law lecture outline

International Law powerpoint

Four Structural Models of International Justice

Photo of Adolph Eichmann (taken in 1940)

"International Court of Justice," Wikipedia

Twenty-Two International Crimes in the Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice

"International Criminal Court," Wikipedia

"Permanent Court of Arbitration," Wikipedia

"European Court of Human Rights," Wikipedia

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Wikipedia

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, United Nations

The Making of a Monster, by di Giovanni

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda," Wikipedia

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, United Nations

International Law, by Friedman

"Justice and the Killing Fields," The Economist

International Law and Crimes of the State

INTERPOL, by Imhoff and Butler

Princeton Principles on Universal Jurisdiction

Photo of Oskar Groening

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Section 4 Reading Materials (8th Amendment & the Death Penalty):
Death Penalty lecture powerpoint

Capital Punishment Updates, U.S. Department of Justice

Capital Punishment in China

Capital Punishment in England

Capital Punishment in India

Capital Punishment in Japan

Capital Punishment in Russia

Capital Punishment in Saudi Arabia

Capital Punishment in Texas

Capital Punishment Updates, U.S. Department of Justice

Death Penalty Facts, ProCon.org

Death Penalty Information Center

Death Penalty Information Center 2020 Year-End Report

Photos of George Stinney being strapped into the electric chair, June 1944

U.S. Death Row Study: 4% of Defendants Sentenced to Die are Innocent, by Pilkington

Rate of False Convictions of Criminal Defendants who are Sentenced to Death, by Gross, et al

Methods of Execution in the United States

The Death of the Death Penalty, by Von Drehle

"America's Largest Death Row has Run out of Room," by McSpadden

International Death Sentences and Executions, Amnesty International

U.S. Death Penalty Facts, Amnesty International

American Support for the Death Penalty - Gallop Poll

"Why More Americans Want to Kill the Death Penalty," by Schulzke

The Death of the Death Penalty, by von Drehle

"Pope Francis calls for Abolishing the Death Penalty and Life Imprisonment," by Rocca

"America's Death Row has Run out of Room," by McSpadden

"20,000 Watched the Last Public Hanging 78 Years Ago," by Murrmann

Photo of Last Public Hanging in America (August, 1936 in Owensboro, Kentucky)

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom

Wrongful Convictions article, by Grisham

The Prison Story of a Falsely Convicted:  Raymund Narag

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Misc. Reading Materials:

Articles on the role of criminology and justice education, in various languages

Australia and the U.S.:  Two Common Justice Systems Uncommonly at Odds (Part 1), by Marcus and Waye

Australia and the U.S.:  Two Common Justice Systems Uncommonly at Odds (Part 2), by Marcus and Waye

Crime and Justice in Belgium, by Daems, et al

Crime and Justice in Brazil

Crime and Justice in China, by Belkin

Crime and Justice in Estonia, by Saar

Crime and Justice in Finland, by Lappi-Seppala

Crime and Justice in France, by Maillard and Roche

Crime and Justice in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, by Gerber, et al

Crime and Justice in Germany, by Oberwittler of Hofer 

Crime and Justice in Greece, by Lambropoulou

Crime and Justice in Hungary, by Hack and Fleck

Crime and Justice in Iceland, by Olafsdottir and Bragodottir

Crime and Justice in India, by Thilagaraj

Crime and Justice in Ireland, by O'Donnell

Crime and Justice in Japan

Crime and Justice in Lithuania, by Dobryninas and Sakalauskas

Crime and Justice in Malta, by Calafato and Knepper

Crime and Justice in Mexico

Crime and Justice in the Netherlands, by Swaaningen

Crime and Justice in Poland, by Krajewski

Crime and Justice in Russia

Crime and Justice in Scotland, by McAra

Crime and Justice in Slovenia, by Mesko and Jere

Crime and Justice in South Africa

Crime and Justice in Spain, by Barberet

Crime and Justice in Sweden, by Estrada, et al

Crime and Justice in Switzerland, by Eisner and Killias

Crime and Justice in Venezuela - Part 1

Crime and Justice in Venezuela - Part 2

Human Trafficking in Scotland, by Lebov

Imprisonment in Europe, by Lappi-Seppala

Legal System of Brazil

Legal System of England

Legal System of Iran

Legal System of Russia

Legal System of Saudi Arabia

Legal System of Turkey

Self-Reported Youth Delinquency in Europe and Beyond, by Enzmann, et al


Eskridge bio-sketch